South Africa’s Rhetoric of Non-alignment in Focus

The paradox of South Africa being formally neutral on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, yet parallelly deepening military relationship with Russia, is continuing to strain US–South Africa relations.

July 31, 2023

US Voluntary Code of Conduct on AI and Implications for Military Use

The suggestions being offered to rein in the advancements in AI need to move into the domain of regulation, to ensure that the unwarranted effects of these technologies do not spill over onto the modern battlefield.

July 28, 2023

India’s Turn to Mini-lateralism in West Asian Context

India’s participation in mini-lateral frameworks together with the US and its West Asian allies has been a transformative development in its West Asia policy.

July 21, 2023

Hybridity in Warfare: A Compelling Dimension in Modern Wars

Policy-makers need to recalibrate modernisation programmes from the earlier focus on traditional military capability needs to a mix of kinetic and non-kinetic hybrid war-fighting capabilities.

July 21, 2023

African Peace Mission to the Russia–Ukraine Conflict

The African Peace Mission to Ukraine and Russia coincided with escalatory actions by both the antagonists.

July 13, 2023

Counterterrorism and Deradicalisation: The Indonesian Way

Indonesia can emulate best practices from neighbouring countries like Malaysia vis-à-vis deradicalisation programmes to further reduce recidivism rates.

July 13, 2023

Erdogan and Strengthening of Political Islam in Turkiye

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s May 2023 electoral victory reinforces the dominance of political Islam in Turkiye’s politics, despite economic crises.

July 12, 2023

Japan–NATO Ties: A Difficult Partnership

Japan’s proposal to host a NATO liaison office in Tokyo is facing objections from NATO members like France, who view it as a distraction from the alliance’s core task of ensuring security in Europe.

July 10, 2023

Wagner’s Future Role in Africa

Prigozhin’s rebellion has cast serious reservations about the future of Wagner in Africa, and by extension, Russia’s influence on the continent.

July 05, 2023

Multilateralism Matters: Adoption of the Treaty of the High Seas and its Significance

The adoption of the Treaty of the High Seas by the United Nations represents a significant triumph for multilateralism.

July 04, 2023